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Location: La Conner, Washington
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Rudder shaft packing material
I was back underneath working on something else when I was looking at my rudder shaft tube. It looks like a plastic material with a screw on cap that the rudder shaft comes out of. I unscrewed the cap (above waterline) and noticed some sort of packing material in there. Pulled a piece out and didn't recognize it, so pushed a little grease in there and put the cap on.
My question is, one of these days I suppose something is going to wear out in there. I didn't see any grease fittings on the tube. Anyone know what kind material/maintenance one should do on the rudder shaft?
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA
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Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.